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2001 Lexus RX 300 Overview

While Lexus had pioneered this once unique crossover between the luxury car and the SUV, they were encountering more competition by the third model year. The Acura MDX and Infinity QX4 provided new options in the car/SUV niche. Originally based on the Japanese market Toyota Harrier, the RX would return to Toyota as the Highlander for 2001 in the United States.

The 2001 RX featured several changes. Most notable was the standard skid control system which regulated braking and engine power to maintain sure-footedness in slick conditions. A larger gas tank, water repellent front glass, and minor styling details rounded out the changes. New options included a navigation system, heated seats, and wood steering wheel and shifter.

Drivers who expected the RX to have the capabilities traditionally associated with SUVs were disappointed, and found the vehicle to be a poor value in that respect. However, those expecting a Lexus were not let down. Drivers reported the RX as powerful, smooth, comfortable, and luxurious. The 3.0 Liter V-6 provides 220 hp and 222 lb.-ft. of torque, but the gas mileage is certainly acceptable at 19/24. Common issues included a tight interior, uncomfortable front seats, and poor steering radius (41.3 ft) and responsiveness.

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I Have 156,000 On My RX300. Need 6,000 Work. Should I Keep It?

Hearing folks say the transmission goes out about 150,000. Hear anything about that? Would do repairs if not true.

Timing Belt

Hi, I bought Lexus 2001 three months ago and the guy didn't change the timing belt now it has 103.000 milage,it runs with its factory one, do I need to change just the timing belt or I need to cha...

DASH BOARD LIGHTS AND GAUGE'S SHORTING OUT??

I HAVE A 2001 LEXUS RX-300 AND THE DASH BOARD LIGHTS AND GAUGE;S ARE NOT WORKING AFTER I REPLACED MY BATTERY AND ALTINATOR. IT SEEMED TO SINK TOGETHER AND WAS WORKING FINE AFTER ABOUT 2 MONTHS IT IS D...

Lexus RX300 2001 Two Cylinders Misfiring (PS300 PS301 PS302)

My Lexus RX300 2001 engine light started flashing along with the VSC light coming on, it also started rumbling as a whole. When I checked the error message I got PS300 PS301 and PS302, which from what...

Is It A Good Used Buy As A Used Auto

how long is the engine life and is it a good choice used